Russia Breaks Second Ceasefire Agreement As 200,000 Ukrainians Try To Evacuate Mariupol
Summary from the AllSides News Team
A second attempt to evacuate Ukrainian citizens from the port city of Mariupol collapsed Sunday morning along with a temporary ceasefire agreement with Russia.
While approximately 200,000 people were assured a safe route out of Mariupol during a 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. local ceasefire, Ukrainian officials said "shelling intensified" as soon as the evacuations began. Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose recent behavior has concerned many world leaders, blamed Ukrainian leaders and refused to halt the invasion until Kyiv stopped fighting. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has remained defiant, urging his people to keep fighting back against Russian invaders. “It is a special kind of heroism — to protest when your city is occupied,” he said. According to the United Nations, more than 1.5 million Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes as Russian forces continue to target missile attacks on civilian areas.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has continued to be the top story on most outlets' front pages across the political spectrum, with many comparing the escalating humanitarian conflict to World War II.
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